Grand Prix Audio
has again established a new state of the art in audio video isolation
with our Formula
Shelves. Featuring a proprietary inner core and a unique
combination of Carbon fiber and Kevlar epoxy laminates, the effects
of this shelf must be experienced to be believed.
In Formula One,
cost is no object. The pinnacle of winning performance can only
be attained through exhaustive and costly research & development.
After nearly a year and thousands of dollars spent on numerous prototypes,
we achieved isolation performance at over twice the level of any
available product. Our proprietary inner core is a true cost-no-object
core material of our shelf was originally developed for use in isolation
of nuclear facilities applications, aerospace, and aviation applications.
It exhibits a high strength to weight ratio due to its cellular
structure and cross-linked resin system. This unique cellular structure
provides extreme resistance to the transmission of vibration through
the shelf across a broad frequency range.
an upgrade to our highly successful Monaco
Modular, Le Mans, Monza, and Laguna Isolation Systems, Formula
Shelves are also available in a variety of sizes for use on any
stand in combination with our specifically calibrated dampers. In
addition, when used with our unique damping brackets, this technology
is available for all built-in custom install home theater applications.
light [left], the cross-fiber weave of our composite skin shows
off beautifully and creates iridescent light distortion rings for
the camera. As with plywood whose 90-degree opposing fiber layers
add strength and inertness over a similarly thick slab of natural
wood, the cross-weave strengthens the structure while turning each
individual fiber into a constrained-layer member that attenuates
yellow color of the underside's Kevlar [upper right] shows the woven
"bullet-proof" material that you'd also find in police and military
combat vests. In this particular application, Kevlar actually exhibits
superior damping properties versus Carbon. However, it isn't as
visually attractive as our smooth Carbon composite, hence the visible
top and sides are black Carbon. Assembled in a vacuum, this triple-layer
of dissimilar materials is cured with special adhesives in the vacuum
environment. In a deceptively thin and attractive sandwich, this
affords vibration attenuation rates in excess of anything else of
of this design cannot be overemphasized. Owners of non-GPA stands are advised to add Formula
Shelves with our weight-rated Sorbothane dampers
to their existing setup. Our Formula
Shelves can take the place of your current shelves,
or -- depending on your support structure -- sit atop them to decouple
via the Sorbothane pucks.
By virtue of
its hi-tech composition, the standard 3/4" thick Formula Shelves already exceeds the performance of much thicker competing shelves
employing various metals, woods or foams that suffer inferior energy
Formula Shelf, Small (20.75” W x 17.75” D)
Formula Shelf, Large (21.00” W x 23.30” D)
Formula Shelf, X-Large (21.00” W x 27.00” D)
Formula Shelf, Brooklands (23.50” W x 18.63” D)
Contact your local dealer, distributor, or Grand Prix Audio for pricing.
discussion about the Formula
Shelves see Reviews (Customer).